From intimate family portraits to vast landscapes, American painting has something for everyone. Try fun activities, while finding out fascinating facts: locate a dog in a Colonial family portrait; examine incredibly realistic trompe l'oeil; discover New York City's "Ash Can School"; and see how Jackson Pollack created colorful abstract art by splattering paint on canvases. Compare old and new styles, think up original ideas for pictures of your own, and get the silly truths behind some serious paintings! 72 pages (all in color), 4 1/2 x 8.
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